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Resource Guide:
Harlem Renaissance

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
African-American History, 1877-1964E 185.5-185.61
Poetry. Black Authors.PN 6109.7
History of African-American literature.PS 338 .N4
Collections of African-American literaturePS 508 .N3
Collections of African-American poetryPS 591 .N4
Collections of African-American prosePS 647 .A35
American Literature, 1900-1960. Individual authors by last name.PS 3500-3549

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Racial Identity of African Americans
  • African American authors
  • African American arts
  • American literature--African American authors
  • African American poetry
  • Harlem Renaissance--European influences
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Hurston, Zora Neale, 1891-1960

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Countée Cullen: Collected PoemsPS 591 .N4 C83 2013
Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920sPS 508 .N3 H365 2011
Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930sPS 508 .N3 H368 2011
Darkwater: Voices from Within the VeilE 185.61 .D83 2004
Zora Hurston: Folklore and AutobiographyGR 55 .H86 A3 1995
Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives Past and PresentPS 3515 .U274 Z672 1993
The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by WomenPS 647 .A35 S58 1993
A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre, Drama, and Performance in the Harlem RenaissancePS 338 .N4 K73
Children's Literature of the Harlem RenaissanceeBook 2004
The Collected Writings of Wallace Thurman: A Harlem Renaissance ReadereBook 2003
Harlem RenaissanceeBook 2016

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • African American Review
  • American Literary History
  • Callaloo
  • Journal of African American Studies
  • Journal of Modern Literature
  • Modernism/Modernity
  • South Atlantic Review

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.